Azure Power has commenced the operations of a 100MW solar power facility in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The project, which was auctioned by NTPC, is claimed to be Government of India’s largest power utility.

With a total capacity of 1,000MW, the solar power plant has been developed at Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park.

Kurnool solar park is being constructed by Solar Park Implementation Agency (SPIA) and Andhra Pradesh Solar Power (APSPCL).

As part of the deal, Azure Power will supply the electricity generated at the facility to NTPC for 25 years.

Developed on 500 acres of land in Andhra Pradesh, the project will supply the electricity to nearby areas.

Azure Power founder and CEO Inderpreet Wadhwa said: “With the commissioning of this plant, we have once again demonstrated our strong project development, engineering, and execution capabilities.

“We are delighted to make a contribution towards realization of our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation.

“Our sincere gratitude to NTPC and the State of Andhra Pradesh for all the cooperation and support extended.”

Azure Power has a portfolio of projects, totaling 1,000MW, across 18 states in the country. The company had developed India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009.

In March, Azure Power also commissioned a 130MW solar power project in Chitradurga district, Karnataka.

Azure Power has a 25-year contract to supply power for 25 years to Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company, Hubli Electricity Supply Company and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company.

Image: Azure Power has commissioned 100MW solar power facility in Andhra Pradesh. Photo: courtesy of Naypong /